THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
Studio Jack, Brockley, London
In matters of grave importance, style, not sincerity, is the vital thing.
John Worthing and Algernon Moncrieff are dissatisfied with their tediously mundane lives. To escape the burden of social obligation they attempt to win the hearts of two women who claim to only love men called Ernest. Both men create alter ego's and become tangled in a web of mishap and misadventure.
The Importance of Being Earnest is a playful and amusing story of romance, secret identities and cucumber sandwiches. Often referred to as 'A Trivial Comedy for Serious People', Wilde's most famous and successful play is one of the greatest comedies every written.
It is exquisitely trivial, a delicate bubble of fancy, and it has a philosophy.... That we should treat all the trivial things of life very seriously, and all the serious things of life with sincere and studied triviality. Oscar Wilde.
★★★★ Fairy Powered Productions
"An excellent and assured production of a wonderful comedy. Well worth a look."
★★★★ London Theatre1
a thoroughly decent couple of hours of humour, power dynamics and deceptions
The Spy in the Stalls
"Fast, furious, and sophisticated; littered with delightful bunburying and Wilde’s beloved familiar quotes, and delivered beautifully and comically by all on stage."
★★★★ Jonathan Baz Reviews
"This innovative take on a classic play makes for a thoroughly enjoyable two hours."